Estrange Definition

estranged, estranges, estranging
estranged, estranges, estranging
To remove, as from usual surroundings or associates; keep apart or away.
Webster's New World
To turn (a person) from an affectionate or friendly attitude to an indifferent, unfriendly, or hostile one; alienate the affections of.
Webster's New World
To remove from an accustomed place or set of associations.
Art that is estranged from its historical context.
American Heritage

To cause to feel less close or friendly; alienate. To cease contact with (particularly of a family member or spouse, especially in form estranged).


To remove from an accustomed place or set of associations.


Origin of Estrange

  • From Old French estranger (“to treat as a stranger”), from Latin extraneus (“foreigner, stranger”) (from which also English strange, stranger). Also see Spanish: extraño.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English estraungen from Old French estrangier from Latin extrāneāre to treat as a stranger, disown from extrāneus foreign strange

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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